mammillate definition

  • adjective:
    • Having erect nipples or mammillae.
    • formed like a nipple or mammilla.
    • Having tiny erect nipples, or little protuberances like erect nipples or mammae.
    • Bounded like a nipple; stated for the apex of some shells.
    • Having small nipples, or little protuberances like hard nipples or mammæ.
    • Bounded like a nipple; -- said for the apex of some shells.
  • others:
    • In physiology and zoology
    • Having a mammilla or mammillæ; provided with mammillary procedures: particularly used.
    • in entomology, towards palp of an insect the very last joint which is smaller compared to the preceding and retracted within it
    • in conchology, to a shell whoever apex is teat-like.
    • Mammillary in type; shaped like a nipple.
    • In botany, bearing bit nipple-shaped prominences on top.

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